Oat Bran Muffins

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup oat bran 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon  ground cinnamon 1 cup buttermilk 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons cooking oil 3/4 cup shredded, peeled apple Non-stick spray coating   Directions: In a … [Read more...]


Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 1 ½ cups grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese (or try crumbled blue cheese for something extra special) 2 Packham pears, peeled and grated ½ onion, grated 2-3 handfuls quick oats (enough to bind cheese, pear & onion) 1 tspn dried sage Salt and pepper Instructions Pre-heat oven to 200oC. Mix all ingredients, except chicken, into a doughy mixture. Set aside. Wipe … [Read more...]


This pie is wonderful with grilled or baked fish and a green salad. As it is just as tasty cold; a great addition to a picnic basket!Ingredients: ½ butternut pumpkin, sliced into rounds 300g sweet potato, sliced into rounds 2-3 carrots, sliced into rounds 2 tomatoes, sliced 1 bunch spinach, washed well and torn into pieces 3 eggs, whisked Two handfuls of grated cheese (cheddar or mozzarella) … [Read more...]


Ingredients: 1 cup washed lentils 2 tblspns olive oil 1 tblspn red wine vinegar ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 3 spring onions, finely sliced diagonally 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tspn Dijon mustard Salt & pepper Simmer lentils in enough water to cover until they are tender. Drain well. Combine oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard and salt & pepper and stir through … [Read more...]


This dish goes well with a lean steak or baked sweet potato, or is hearty enough to enjoy on its own. Ingredients: 1 can beans such as borlotti, cannelloni or haricot (don’t use baked beans), drained 1 tblspn olive oil 1 onion, diced 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 small red chillies, finely chopped 1 celery stalk, finely sliced 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped 1 x 400g can crushed tomatoes … [Read more...]


Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 leeks, finely chopped 1 cup celery & leaves, finely chopped 1 & ¼ cup vegetable stock 2 kg tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped 2 tblspns pure tomato paste 3 tspns fresh basil, finely chopped Black pepper to taste In a large saucepan add garlic, leeks, celery and ¼ cup vegetable stock. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and remaining stock. … [Read more...]

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch nutmeg 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste 1 cup lowfat milk, divided 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon … [Read more...]